This resource was compiled by the AAAS review journal Science Books and Films (SB&F). It contains a listing of the winners of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. This prize celebrates outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. AAAS and Subaru are pleased to sponsor these prizes, which promote science literacy by drawing attention to the importance of good science books. This resource provides images of the book covers along with links to reviews of the books and information about the authors and illustrators.
- Poetry Across the Sciences
- Science Reading Suggestions
- Loree Griffin Burns Reading Citizen Scientists
- Sandra Markle Reading at the AAAS Annual Meeting
- Sy Montgomery Talks about Temple Grandin
The books highlighted in this resource cover four different grade bands: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. These books can be used for classroom research, as supplemental material for lessons, as independent readers for students, or as resources for project ideas. The books also can be used to integrate language arts and science instruction, especially for children in the younger grades. The lessons listed in the section below provide examples of how science trade books can be used in science instruction.
An Egg Is Quiet
K-2 | Hands-On
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas
6-8 | Video
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
SB&F Recommended Books for the Science Classroom
K-12 | Website